"panic: kernel fault" no matter how I try to boot (sparc)

"panic: kernel fault" no matter how I try to boot (sparc)

Post by J.D. Baldw » Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:00:00



I have a 2.5 OpenBSD CD (official dist) and I can't make my Sparc 20
boot.

The machine is a 2-processor (yes, I know that second processor is a
waste) SS20 with 390Z55 chips, OBP rev. 2.22, 224 MB RAM.

Whether I use the floppy method, copy miniroot.fs to a raw disk
device, or boot from the CD with:

     ok> boot cdrom 2.5/sparc/bsd.rd

I always get the same basic result:

     >> OpenBSD BOOT 2.0

     1007616+2354056+60080=0x33ff1f
     Copyright (c) [...]

     data fault: pc=0xf80a84dc addr=0xffeeb000 sfsr=327<FAV,OW>
     panic: kernel fault
     halted

I am quite sure that this CD is all right, because I have successfully
installed OpenBSD on an SS 5 using it.  That machine, sadly, is not
available to me now.

Can someone please explain this to me, and particularly note whether
this problem is fixed in 2.6?  I have just convinced management at a
large corporation to let me implement this server as a "secure"
(whatever that means) gateway to a restricted-access subnet of our
LAN.  Said convincing wasn't a particularly easy or short process.  If
I convince them to spring for a 2.6 CD and *that* doesn't work, I'll
never get this or anything like it implemented.  They'll probably go
for an NT solution.  (And if that doesn't convince someone to help, I
don't know what will!)

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer.
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"panic: kernel fault" no matter how I try to boot (sparc)

Post by Theo de Raad » Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:00:00



> I have a 2.5 OpenBSD CD (official dist) and I can't make my Sparc 20
> boot.

> The machine is a 2-processor (yes, I know that second processor is a
> waste) SS20 with 390Z55 chips, OBP rev. 2.22, 224 MB RAM.

Because of how SMP on sparcs works, you must physically remove the
second cpu.

--

Open Source means some restrictions apply, limits are placed, often quite
severe. Free Software has _no_ serious restrictions.  OpenBSD is Free Software.

 
 
 

"panic: kernel fault" no matter how I try to boot (sparc)

Post by J.D. Baldw » Sat, 01 Apr 2000 04:00:00




> > The machine is a 2-processor (yes, I know that second processor is a
> > waste) SS20 with 390Z55 chips, OBP rev. 2.22, 224 MB RAM.

> Because of how SMP on sparcs works, you must physically remove the
> second cpu.

Ah.  As noted in the FAQ.  Thanks for the answer.

(In my defense, I'll note that *one* part of the FAQ [1.2] contradicts
this.  However, it refers to another part [8.12] that makes this
clearer.)
--
 From the catapult of J.D. Baldwin  |+| "If anyone disagrees with anything I

 _|70|___:::)=}-  for PGP public    |+| retract it, but also to deny under
 \      /         key information.  |+| oath that I ever said it." --T. Lehrer
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